Lancaster deputy fired on during traffic stop

From City News Service:

LANCASTER — A deputy may have escaped death or serious injury when a fully-loaded machine gun pistol was fired twice before jamming during a routine traffic stop in Lancaster Saturday, a sheriff’s lieutenant said.
The suspect and another person drove away, but were eventually taken into custody
without incident. They were later identified as Christopher Orlando, 25 and Shayla Janelle Harper, 25, said Lt. Joanne Sharp of the sheriff’s Lancaster station in a news statement.
Orlando was identified as an ex-con out on parole and a gang member, but deputies were not sure if he or the woman fired the shots. There were no reports of injuries.
The shooting took place about 3:40 a.m. near 10th Street West at Jackman Street, several blocks west of Lancaster’s city center.
A deputy on routine patrol tried to pull over a vehicle that had no front license plate. As the deputy turned behind the vehicle to begin the the traffic stop, he heard one or two shots and saw a muzzle flash come from the vehicle and towards his vehicle, Sharp said
The deputy immediately broadcast over his radio that he been shot at by the suspect vehicle, which sped off and eluded the deputy. A containment area was set up in the immediate vicinity and the suspect vehicle was located shortly thereafter, she said.
A TEC-9 pistol was found on the corner where the shooting took place, Sharp said. The TEC-9 is a semi-automatic handgun that was designed as a machine gun. It was found to have a jammed round in the chamber, and Sharp said there was no evidence that any of the rounds hit any adjacent buildings.

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  • http://bank211s-mike.blogspot.com Twitter211Guy

    OMG!, a ex-con, parolee gang member with a machine pistol, next thing they will say he/she is a crack head.
    Those weapons usually have a 30 round magazine.
    Wonder if he’s also a early release?

  • http://bank211s-mike.blogspot.com Twitter211Guy

    OMG!, a ex-con, parolee gang member with a machine pistol, next thing they will say he/she is a crack head.
    Those weapons usually have a 30 round magazine.
    Wonder if he’s also a early release?

  • mike wissarmike wissar

    Wow go figure that you would leave a comment as such so what you are saying is that all paroles and cons carrie guns and shoots at cops well dumb shit there are plenty of white non paroles who carrie and shoot guns at cops

  • Renfield

    Well, was it a machine pistol (full auto) or a TEC-9 (semi-auto)? Or was the TEC-9 modified?

    I remember when shooting at a law officer was considered a serious crime.

    And with an automatic weapon? Bye bye, perp!

    Oh, the good old days.